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This week we have new libraries that will fill the needs of your game from its foley to its ambiences to its monsters. We have new footsteps made from sandals, slippers and wet socks, human-like monsters that growl, hiss and speak, tons of foley props like cigarettes and scratchy beards, latches and locks that are both antique and found, roaring desert trains, computers nearing the ends of their lives, busy city mornings, grasshoppers and katydids, and plenty of school supplies.
Latchlocker
 
  • Mechanical Latchlocker Play Track 850+ sounds included, 14 mins total $38

    This sound effects library of latches, locks, switches, clips, slides, clasps, gears, bolts, and ratchets is a mechanical sonic powerhouse, offering the functional and mechanical sounds of a plethora of quirky contraptions that latch or lock together in some manner or another. Embellish a simple hand tool or build utterly complex mechanizations.

    Some source materials were discovered in old railway yards, others were random findings in an antique mall, while others still were dislodged components of even larger, more complex machines. Like little sonic building blocks, the sounds herein are primarily reduced to their smallest meaningful components, giving you the quick, accessible freedom to drop/move/stack them for fast production.  As with many of our libraries, we focused on providing sets of similar sounds so that you can create sequences and randomized groups for an event on the fly without having to commit extra editing time.

    We've also included 26 of our own designs to get your creative machine turning!

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'Latchlocker' by Eiravaein Works gives you sounds of contraptions that are looking to be open, shut, locked, and rattled. This library has 850 sounds of all the latches, locks, switches, clips, slides, clasps, gears, bolts, and ratchets you could ever need. These sounds come in all shapes and sizes with sounds of devices found in old railway yards and antique malls. You will also find many takes of each device, allowing for easily implemented sequences and randomized groups. If you have items locked up all around your game, this is definitely the library to check out.
 
Humanoid Creatures Vocalizations
 
  • This library features nearly 100 vocalizations from a recording session with a VO artist that has mastered the art of weird utterances and creature voices.

    You will find violent growls, grunts, sounds of pain, moans and groans, breaths, whispers, gargling, hisses, choking, growls and everything else you'd expect from a zombie, humanoid monster or demon.

    These sounds are also dry overall, with only minimal editing, and recorded at 96 kHz to allow you to continue to play around with them. The library features dual mono recordings with a set of two different microphones—one crispier and one warmer. If combined and panned, some create a stereo feel.

    Sounds are divided into 10 categories:

    Ambient/Breath • Choking • Gargle • Growls • Hiss • Moans • Panting • Snarl • Word / Phrase / Gibberish / Latin • Yell / Scream

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'Humanoid Creatures Vocalizations' by KLAP Sound is a creepy collection of nearly 100 sounds of sub-human beasts. This library contains ten categories of sounds with breaths, gargles, growls, hisses, moans, panting, choking, snarls, phrases, and screams. You will find creatures that sound like undead zombies, demons straight from Hades, and humanoid monsters that have no problem picking their teeth with a broken tibia. Plus, these sounds were recorded at 96kHz to allow you to create even more creatures of all sizes. For a collection that covers monstrous emotions, give this library a listen.
 
High Desert Trains
 
  • Vehicles High Desert Trains Play Track 50+ sounds included, 38 mins total $29

    High Desert Trains has the sounds of classic Southwestern freight trains. This library captures these monsters as they tear through the desert, rumbling past the observer and screeching to a halt when they reach their destination. These sounds were recorded at 192kHz, which offers you the freedom to stretch these sounds into new machines, monsters, and powerful droning ambiences. If you need a quick pack of train sounds with a lot of flexibility, this is the library for you!

    2% for the Planet:
    Two percent of the price of this library is donated to an environmental cause. I view it as an “artist royalty” for the planet!

    Key Features:

    • Passbys (fast and slow), approaches, departures, stops, idling, braking, horns (close and distant), mountain incline climbs, whining drones, piercing screeches, thunderous wheels, and a full start from idle.
    • GPS coordinates and location map included.

    Gear Used: 
    • Sennheiser MKH 50/30 MS Rig
    • Mid/Side recordings decoded to LR stereo
    • Sound Devices 702
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'High Desert Trains' by Thomas Rex Beverly has the sounds of classic Texan trains. This library captures these monsters as they tear through the desert, rumbling past the observer and screeching to a halt when they reach their destination. These sounds were recorded at 192kHz, which offers you the freedom to stretch these sounds into new machines, monsters, and powerful droning ambiences. If you need a quick pack of train sounds with a lot of flexibility, this is the library for you!
 
City Atmospheres
 
'City Atmospheres' by Firas Shehadeh has almost two hours of city sounds from all times of the day. It features quiet dawns, busy morning streets, calm afternoons, bustling evenings, night traffic, and more. Each file is between three and a half and eleven minutes, which gives you plenty of places to find loop points. Plus, these sounds are clean and focused for peaceful and natural atmospheres. If you need sounds of a city that run throughout the day, check out this library.
 
Grasshoppers, Crickets and Katydids
 
  • Get some real insect sounds with this SFX library – almost entirely recorded in and around one large grassy meadow throughout various times of day and season. GRASSHOPPERS, CRICKETS & KATYDIDS is a small collection of 14 crisp recordings focusing on 12 insect species commonly found in open fields and forested areas of northeastern North-America. Each sound is 2:30 mins or longer (96kHz/24bit), for a total of 38+ mins of sound.

    Features insects such as:

    Allard's Ground Cricket • Carolina Ground Cricket • Northern Bush Katydid • Oblong-Winged Katydid • Red-Legged Grasshopper • Roesel's Katydid • Short-Winged Meadow Katydid • Slender Meadow Katydid • Snowy Tree Cricket • Spring Field Cricket • Sword-Bearing Conehead Katydid

    – as well as multiple mixed choruses of various sizes!

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'Grasshoppers, Crickets and Katydids' by Songs From The Woods has nearly 40 minutes of these various insects in their beloved habitats. It features the Northern Bush Katydid, Allard's Ground Cricket, the Red-Legged Grasshopper, the Snowy Tree Cricket, and the Sword-Bearing Conehead Katydid - which must be the badass of group. Each recording is around two and a half minutes, allowing a perfect ambient runtime for films, games and TV shows. For recordings of various buzzing, hissing and chirping breeds you didn't even know existed, give this library a listen.
 
Back to School
 
  • Foley Back to School Play Track 1500+ sounds included $39

    Get ready to get back to school – in sound. This library contains more than 350 files and over 1.500 high definition sounds.

    The library features school sounds such as:

    • The backpack, pens, pencils, iron ruler, the blackboard & chalk
    • Different types of files, folders, books and binders
    • The staplers, scotch, scissors, eraser and many other things

    All the recordings are captured at 24Bit/96KHz, and include Soundminer metadata.

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Now that we're into September, Lilesoundlibrary picked the perfect time to release their new library 'Back to School'. This collection has all the sounds you'd expect - pens, pencils, backpacks, blackboards, chalk and rulers - as well as staplers, scotch tape, scissors, erasers and other desk items. But this library isn't just meant for school projects! These 96kHz sounds could be stretched into evil sounding creatures or perhaps sped up into some unique UI sounds. Whether 'back to school' means late nights of procrastination or the joy of an empty household, check out this library.
 
Foley Props
 
  • Foley Foley Props Play Track 697+ sounds included $35

    This is a large foley library with almost 700 recordings of every day props that can be applied to the types of scenes we design all the time. Sounds included are movements like writing, impacts, handling and sliding; surfaces such as wood, cloth, water, metal and skin; and props like cigarettes, glasses, vacuums, doors, flask, mattresses, car doors and more! All sounds were professionally recorded by a Foley artist on a Foley stage, and the recordings are kept raw. Enjoy!

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'Foley Props' by KLAP Sound has nearly 700 sounds of the props we all find ourselves needing at the last minute. This collection contains a wide variety of recordings with sounds of writing with chalk, opening and closing car doors, impacts on wood, handling cigarettes and flasks, body movements on couches and mattresses, and much more. It even has sounds of people scratching their beards and faces, brushing their hair with their fingers, and adjusting their clothes. If your project has people in it (which is extremely likely), check out this library.
 
Process Malfunction
 
  • Process Malfunction features 40 intricate future technology glitch production elements for science fiction scenarios where computers are going way out of control. You'll hear corrupt data streams, servers overloading, user interface issues, generative, abstract rhythms and more in this detailed exploration of what the computers of tomorrow may sound like when they go wrong.

    Perhaps the mainframe has been compromised from a series of lethal hacker attacks or alien communication signals are interfering with the network, maybe the CPU has just seen better days… Whatever the cause of the failure, the machines have been corrupted and they are struggling, screaming and hanging on for their last bleep…

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'Process Malfunction' by Glitchedtones has 40 sounds of future tech that warn of impending failure and successful enemy hackers. This library features corrupt data streams, servers overloading, UI issues, abstract rhythms, and plenty more to make your protagonists sweat knowing there is nothing they can do. Each sound is over half a minute long, allowing them to ring in the background as the heroes prepare for the worst - without the short distracting loop points. For sounds of man's technological best friend gone haywire, listen to this library.
 
Foley Footsteps
 
  • Foley Foley Footsteps Play Track 224+ sounds included $25

    This library has 224 footsteps of all sorts. There are different type of shoes, such as boots, sneakers, sandals, slippers, flats, heels, bare feet and even a couple of wet sock recordings. It also has different type of surfaces like tile, grass, concrete, wood, dirt, carpet and rooftop recordings. Plus, you will find different types of movements with walking, running, jumping and scuffling around. The recordings are raw, with only light editing applied.

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Need a quick pack of footsteps for your game? 'Foley Footsteps' by KLAP Sound has 224 footsteps and includes all types of surfaces, shoe types and movements. In this pack you will find boots, sneakers, sandals, slippers, flats, heels, bare feet and even wet socks. You will also find surfaces such as tile, grass, concrete, wood, dirt, carpet and rooftops, and movements like walking, running, jumping and scuffling around. For such a small price, this one is a no-brainer!
   

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  • Destruction & Impact Bodyfall vol 1-4 Play Track 929 - 3804+ sounds included From: $35

    Bodyfall is an exhaustive multi-volume sound library, designed in collaboration with prize-winning French Foley artist Florian Fabre, and recorded in the famous Hiventy foley studio.

    Each volume features 2 different falling surfaces. On each of them, sounds of different parts of the human body:

    Chest (simulated with 4 textures of distinct densities, labeled M1,M2,M3 and M4), feet, knees, and hands, have been separated.

    All recordings were made from 3 distances (close, mid, distant) with 3 strength levels (hard, medium, soft). Finally, this huge toolbox provides you with infinite combinations to make your own and unique bodyfalls.

    Bodyfall vol 1: Generic / concrete & Hard Metal:

    Files included: 972 .WAV, stereo & mono files , 24 bit / 96 kHz (416 MB)
    Bodyfall vol 2: Wood / Rustic & Metal Grid:

    Files included: 974 .WAV, stereo & mono files, 24 bit / 96 kHz (438 MB)
    Bodyfall vol 3: Dirt & Wood / Hardfloor:

    Files included: 929 .WAV, stereo & mono files, 24 bit / 96 kHz (433 MB). No distant files for Dirt soft impacts.
    Bodyfall vol 4: Metal / Composite & Wood / Parquet:

    Files included: 929 .WAV, stereo & mono files, 24 bit / 96 kHz (433 MB)
    Bodyfall Bundle:

    All files & surface variations from vol 1-4 included
  • Foley Body Pack 01: Humanoid Play Track 554+ sounds included $41.67

    The Body Pack 01: Humanoid contains over 80 minutes (554 files) of high quality body falls, impacts & lands on multiple surface types.

    The assets have been designed for use with computer game media that demands high asset variations, however this pack is suited for all forms of audio media.

    The included basic construction kit / original recordings enables further body fall details to be created for more granular focus.

    All assets have been recorded & produced at 96kHz/24bit.
    Included in this pack:

    • Individual Body Fall, Lands and Impacts designed assets
    • Designed assets feature between 2>5 armour types: Chain-mail, Cloth, Leather, No Armour & Segmented
    • Sets of individual body designed assets (3>10 of the individual designed assets in one file)
    • Surface types: Concrete, Grass, Gravel, Leaves, Metal, Pebbles, Rock, Sand, Snow, Undergrowth, Wood & Water
    • Basic construction kits of the original body fall recording with 2 microphone versions (further creation detail can be added with our Armour Pack 01: Humanoid)
    • Bonus content – Surface texture pack: Grass, Leaves, Metal, Pebbles, Sand, Snow & Undergrowth, with various sweetener actions including 2 different mic tracks for each texture listed (excluding metal)
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  • Animals & Creatures Dino – Roars & Growls Play Track 74 sounds included
    Rated 4.00 out of 5
    $15

    The terrifying sounds of re-imagined dinosaurs that are ready for the hunt and hankering for your Jeep tires!

    This library has 74 sounds of pterodactyls, velociraptors, brachiosaurus, and – of course – the infamous Tyrannosaurus Rex, with multiple growls and roars (processed and raw) from each terrible reptile.

    There are also distant takes to help you build tension as these predators approach. For angry and hungry dinosaurs, look no further!

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  • Destruction & Impact Bodyfall vol 1-4 Play Track 929 - 3804+ sounds included From: $35

    Bodyfall is an exhaustive multi-volume sound library, designed in collaboration with prize-winning French Foley artist Florian Fabre, and recorded in the famous Hiventy foley studio.

    Each volume features 2 different falling surfaces. On each of them, sounds of different parts of the human body:

    Chest (simulated with 4 textures of distinct densities, labeled M1,M2,M3 and M4), feet, knees, and hands, have been separated.

    All recordings were made from 3 distances (close, mid, distant) with 3 strength levels (hard, medium, soft). Finally, this huge toolbox provides you with infinite combinations to make your own and unique bodyfalls.

    Bodyfall vol 1: Generic / concrete & Hard Metal:

    Files included: 972 .WAV, stereo & mono files , 24 bit / 96 kHz (416 MB)
    Bodyfall vol 2: Wood / Rustic & Metal Grid:

    Files included: 974 .WAV, stereo & mono files, 24 bit / 96 kHz (438 MB)
    Bodyfall vol 3: Dirt & Wood / Hardfloor:

    Files included: 929 .WAV, stereo & mono files, 24 bit / 96 kHz (433 MB). No distant files for Dirt soft impacts.
    Bodyfall vol 4: Metal / Composite & Wood / Parquet:

    Files included: 929 .WAV, stereo & mono files, 24 bit / 96 kHz (433 MB)
    Bodyfall Bundle:

    All files & surface variations from vol 1-4 included
  • Destruction & Impact Bullet Impacts Play Track 320 sounds included
    Rated 4.00 out of 5
    $35

    Prepare for impact! This EFX Bullet Impact collection features a huge number of impacts into cars, metal, walls, water, body impacts, as well as passbys, ricochets and underwater passbys.

    A must-have for for actual bullet and combat sounds – and for adding oomph to many other types of impact sounds too!

  • Introducing Artillery, a new powerful sound library covering a wide range of elements including cannon shots, electric systems, mechanical parts, distant artillery barrage, impacts, whooshes, grenade launchers and more.

    The sounds are organized in the following categories:

    • Artillery: Falling rubble, explosion impacts
    • Beeps
    • Grenade Launchers
    • Howitzer: Electric System Background
    • Howitzer: Falling rubble, explosion impacts
    • Howitzer: Mechanical Parts Handling
    • Howitzer: Shot Metallic Parts
    • Howitzer: Shot Distant Explosions
    • Shell Trajectories

 
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  • Mechanical Gearbox Play Track 3551 sounds included, 279 mins total $149.99

    We've ventured to obscure boutiques, prop houses and vintage shops to capture mechanical contraptions from around the world. Ranging from bizarre creations, to steampunk gadgetry, gizmos and machines, GEARBOX clocks in at over 10 GB of high definition, precision mastered sounds spanning across 2987 construction kit sounds and 584 designed sounds.

    GEARBOX equips Sound Designers with a literal toolbox of mechanical gadgetry. Ranging from tiny to huge, GEARBOX's machines and gizmos provide coverage for interacts, mechanism, machine or device in your scene or game.

    INTRODUCING BUILDING BLOCKS

    In addition to CONSTRUCTION KIT and DESIGNED SOUND content, GEARBOX features BUILDING BLOCKS. This category of sound consists of designed phrases and oneshots utilized for our designed machinery, empowering Sound Designers with maximum flexibility when trying to get that particular phrase from an existing DESIGNED SOUND. GEARBOX features over 468 BUILDING BLOCKS ranging from levers, hits, grinds, snaps, and more.

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  • This is a unique bicycle library that captures this characteristic bike in clean, quiet, nicely performed true exterior rides. Including multiple perspectives, speeds and actions. From fast passbys on asphalt to slow onboard recordings and smooth stops.

    The UglyBike is a typical old bicycle that’s working fine, but needs some TLC. It is a bicycle that’s just average, a little rattle a gentle scrape, a bike that everyone has had but got traded in for a newer one. A story of unrequited love.. :)

    Speeds and actions:
    Three speeds. Departures from slow, medium to fast getaways. Arrivals from slow stops with gently squeaking handbrakes to heavy stuttering skids.

    Five perspectives:
    1. Onboard Front: captures the whirring tire and surface sound.
    2. Onboard Pedal: nice overall combination of pedaling, crank creaks, chain rattle, tire and surface sounds.
    3. Onboard Rear: close up sound of the rear axle, with chain, sprocket and switching of gear.
    4. Tracking shot: mono recording of the passby, keeping the bike in focus while passing by.
    5. Static XY shot: stereo recording of the passby that emphasizes speed.

    Overview of perspectives and mic placement:

    Onboard recordings are 2-3 minutes long depending on speed. Higher speeds > shorter duration.
    All 3 onboard mics are edited in sync with one another to make layering easy.
    All Passbys, Arrivals and Departures move from Left to Right.

    Metadata & Markers:
    Because we know how important metadata is for your sound libraries we have created a consistent and intuitive description method. This allows you to find the sound you need easily, whether you work in a database like Soundminer/Basehead/PT Workspace work, or a Exporer/Finder window.

    However, we are aware that some people have different needs for different purposes, so we’ve created a Metadata Reference Guide that explains the structure. And because we’ve automated the metadata proces, you can be confident that a ‘find & replace’ command will always replace all instances.

    Download our Metadata Reference Guide

    Download complete metadata PDF

    If you have any questions about this, contact us!

    Additionally, we added Markers to some wave files, so specific sound events are easy to spot in Soundminer or other database apps.

    Need more?
    The UglyBike library is part of the complete ‘City Bicycles’ library package available at www.frickandtraa.com. It consists of all 4 bicycles and includes additional surfaces and extras ranging from one-off  bicycle passes captured in the city and bounces and rattles. The extra bicycles surfaces and additional effects are also available seperately here on ‘a Sound Effect’. If you’ve bought a single library and want to upgrade to the full package, contact us for a reduced price on the complete City Bicycles library. Every part of City Bicycles that you paid for will get you an extra reduction on the full package.

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    344 AUDIO:City Bicycles has a plethora of content, for a great price. The perfect balance between a great concept, great presentation and outstanding execution, lands them an almost perfect score of 4.9..

    The Audio Spotlight: City Bicycles is worth getting if you are in need of great sounding and well edited bicycle sounds.

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  • Environments Museums & Galleries Play Track 272 sounds included, 800 mins total $100 $80

    This library features a wide range of recordings from various museums and galleries, each differentiated by the nuances of their size and space. All recordings feature pristine echos, walla and movement. The library includes stereo & 5.0 recordings from:

    • War Museums
    • History Museums
    • State Museums
    • Science Museums
    • Art Galleries
    • Photography Galleries
    • State Galleries

    All sounds were recorded using a stereo pair of DPA 4060s, DPA 5100, Sound Devices Mix-Pre 6 and Sound Devices 788T.

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  • The American M5 High Speed Tractor includes over 20 gigabytes of recordings of a WWII US military vehicle with a Continental 6572 six-cylinder petrol engine with 207 horsepower. 188 sound fx document a full suite of performances from M5, also known as versions M5A1, M5A2, M5A3 and M5A4.

    The performances include starting, idling, departing, arriving, and passing by from 6 exterior perspectives at slow, medium, and fast speeds. 10 additional perspectives feature motor, interior, exhaust, tracks, and other locations that capture idles, driving, and steady RPMs from onboard the tractor.

    Includes extensive Soundminer metadata.

  • Cars Volvo 242 DL 1975 Play Track 364 sounds included $249

    The Volvo 242 sound fx collection includes 271 sounds in 13.51 gigabytes of audio. The 242 is a DL 1975 version of the car, also known as models 240, 244, and 245. It features 25 takes of recordings from the Swedish vehicle and its 4-cylinder B20 A, 82 horsepower engine.

    16 synchronized perspectives capture both onboard and exterior performances. Eight onboard perspectives (12 channels, including 4 in AMBEO) recorded driving at steady RPMs, with gearshifts, and ramps using microphones mounted in the engine, interior, and exhaust. Eight other exterior perspectives (18 channels) showcase driving at fast, medium, and slow speeds approaching, departing, and passing by. There are also steadies in neutral, blips, and performed effects, as well as an Altiverb impulse response.

    All clips have 18 fields of Soundminer, BWAV, and MacOS Finder metadata.

 
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